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'Terminator TV Series Based on the Sci-Fi Franchise in the Works; Inspired By First 1984 Film [VIDEO]

A TV series based on the sci-fi film franchise, Terminator, is in the works and it will take off from a turning point in the original, first film of the series in 1984.

By Natasha Taggart, EnStars on Dec 06, 2013 03:32 PM EST
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A TV series based on the sci-fi film franchise, Terminator, is in the works and it will take off from a turning point in the original first film in 1984.

Annapurna Pictures and SkyDance Productions, the companies behind the mega-franchise, announced that the television series will be released around the same time as the fifth film, in July 2015.

While the producers have kept the plot under wraps, it is being speculated that the TV Series will take inspiration from an important turning point in The Terminator (1984) and will veer the plot and story in a completely new direction.

The show will be written by Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-Men, Thor), who will be collaborating with the writers of Terminator 5 -- Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. All the writers will also be acting as executive producers for the show.

There is no word about the cast for the show or if Arnold Schwarzenegger, the key actor in the Terminator series and the original 1984 version, will have anything to do with it.

Schwarzenegger will be starring in Terminator 5 but he will not be portraying his regular titular role. In this installment, he will play a heroic human tasked with protecting the Connor family.

Lussier (Drive) and Kalogridis (Avatar), disclosed their idea for Schwarzenegger's character in an interview with The Examiner:

"Arnold Schwarzenegger may not play the role of a machine in the next film, but a potentially heroic human figure in or close to the Connor family. One theory is that Schwarzenegger's remarkable ability to protect the Connor family in the 1940s or 1950s with antiquated weaponry by today's standards ultimately inspired the machines to develop a terminator in his likeness that was eventually sent to 1984 when Sarah Connor was first targeted for termination."

As it is being suggested that the TV Series will use a jumping off point from the first film and Lussier and Kalogridis are involved, it seems like Schwarzenegger might play a key role in this project too.

Watch a trailer of the The Terminator (1984):


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